Dr. Rita Stec offers women advice on nutrition, exercise, stress management, and how to minimize health risks in her new book A Woman’s Home Health Companion: A Guide to Wellness (Women’s Wellness Publishing). Stec operates a private practice in internal medicine for women in Palm Desert. The book is available at her office and from her Web site, www.ritastecmd.com.
Peter Moruzzi, architectural historian and founder of Palm Springs Modernism Committee, explores the history of Cuban architecture in his book Havana Before Castro: When Cuba was a Tropical Playground (Gibbs Smith). The book includes vintage and contemporary photographs and postcards.
Moya Henderson, who has edited a historical calendar for the Palm Springs Historical Society for 30 years, has published a book of images in the historical society’s collection that cover Native Americans, pioneers, transportation, the early community, the beginning of tourism, and entertainment. Palm Springs is part of the Images of America Series published by Arcadia Press.